Melanie Velarde is a Berlin-based artist field recordings, objects, voices and instruments. This track comes form Melanie’s ‘Bez’ album, released on RVNG Intl. Before released, ‘Bez’ was originally broadcast as a continuous mix of all new and original Music from Velarde during RVNG’s Rinse FM takeover in 2018. The ‘Bez’ project was part of Commend NYC’s ‘Commend See’ series, and launched the Commend There sub-label. Commend NYC is the Lower East Side record shop run by RVNG’s Matt Werth, established in 2016.
The “Science Ninja” team WaqWaq Kingdom is a Japanese tribal bass duo, consisting of Kiki Hitomi and Shigeru Ishihara. Both are originally from Japan, lived in the UK for over a decade and are now based in Leipzig and Berlin. Out on Jahtari, a Netlabel founded in 2004 by Jan Gleichmar aka “disrupt”.
Tetsumasa Okumura is a Japanese electronic musician and DJ, based in Berlin. His new ‘On The Way’ EP features the track ‘君の上 (Jump)’, with vocals by another Berlin-based Japanese DJ and producer — Peachonfuse. And this remix comes from a third Japanese DJ, Trackmaker and Painter (this time based in Nagoya): Takahide Higuchi, better known as 食品まつり(Shokuhin Matsuri) a.k.a foodman. Out now on Tetsumasa’s own Berlin-based record label SAIDAN.
Amnesia Scanner is the Berlin-based, Finnish electronic music duo Ville Haimala and Martti Kalliala. Feating the strong Spanish-language vocals of Peruvian singer Lalita. Released on Pan Records, with a new Amnesia Scanner album forthcoming.
‘Ema by the Sea’ is Joseph Carvell’s debut album under his Pink Shabab moniker. Joseph is a bass player and singer/songwriter from London, and bassist of indie pop quartet Batsch. The new album is available now on the Berlin-based Karaoke Kalk label.
USA born (Hampton, Virginia), now Berlin-based producer Adam Longman Parker released his first full-length LP ‘Colored’ last year under the artist name Afriqua. The album “is a celebration of the unifying power of Black culture through the prism of electronic music”. Released on R & S Records.
Nicolas De Araújo Peixoto is a Berlin DJ and producer Takeleave. Nicolas describes his second full length album ‘Belonging’ as “an allegory of arrival and homesickness, after his first album Inner Sea focused on the journey itself”. Out now on Berlin based label and creative collective Project Mooncircle.